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How To Copy Os Over To A New Hard Drive?


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#1 Michel Joe

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 12:59 PM

I would like to upgrade my laptop with a larger hard drive. I知 using XP and Ubutu with a dual boot program that came with Ubuntu. I already have an USB/Firewire 2.5 hard drive enclosure for the older 44 pin connector, which is what my computer has. (It is not the new SATA connector). It looks like for the price, the 160 gig HD is what I値l be buying for the replacement HD. Then use the old one out of the laptop in the enclosure, as external drive.

Now, Here is my the question what Software Solutions is out there where I can use an USB connection, to copy over my entire original drive to the new one. I also would like to resize my partition and keep my OS working. I would appreciate any help or suggestion.

Thanks, Michel Joe :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 05:30 PM

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 12:41 AM

Agreed, I've been using TrueImage for several years for this purpose.

If at least one of the drives is Seagate or Maxtor, you are entitled to download and use the free Seagate DiscWizard, which is based on Acronis TrueImage:

http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?loca...000dd04090aRCRD

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 02:44 AM

The download is there for anyone who wishes to use it, you don't have to purchase one of their drives to use their tool. The diskwizard actually has an OEM version of Acronis's True Image, it isn't based on it.

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#5 Michel Joe

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 05:39 PM

Thank you for the help, I need to pick up a new HD and try out the new software.
Again Thanks !!!!! I appreciate your help. :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 09:31 AM

Anybody can download DiskWizard but a Seagate or Maxtor drive is required to be present for it to function:

"1.3.1 Minimum system requirements
Seagate DiscWizard requires the following hardware:
At least one Seagate Technology or Maxtor disc drive"

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